How to Sketch 1929
Morris Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards How to Sketch 1929 How to Sketch 1929 50 -
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How to Sketch 1929

Issuer: Morris Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Number of cards in set: 50

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Morris Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Wax Art Series 1931 Wax Art Series 1931 25 - The 25 cards show pictures of items that have been embellished with artwork produced using melted sealing wax, a hobby that would appear to have died out. The first card in the set features an ink pen holder and, in what we are told is a simple way of making it more decorative, it is smeared with heated yellow wax, then when this has dried flat a stick of red wax is melted and the pen held so the hot wax is melted into the places marked for flowers. After this has cooled you model it into the flowers and then repeat the process for the green leaves, whilst the crossed over ribbons are created by rolling and attaching strips of warm wax. This was definitely not a craft for children as there must have been a real potential for hot wax related injuries! If you could master the pen holder then a whole new world opened up as there does not seem to be much you could not add wax art to. The set shows examples of pendants, boxes, brooches, vases, tumblers, a paper knife and even a matchbox decorated with flowers and edging. The backs contain all the information you need to give it a go so if you are looking for a new hobby to fill a long winter evening then you need look no further!
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Morris Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Measurement of Time 1924 Measurement of Time 1924 25 - Time waits for no one, or so they say, but our perception of time varies according to circumstances. Time drags if we are bored and flies when we are enjoying ourselves. How then can we appreciate the concept of time? That is something which has exercised mankind since primitive times when they used shadows cast by the sun. Later methods include candles marked by lines, hour-glasses, coiled spring and pendulum time pieces through to the atomic clock with each advance producing a new degree of accuracy. Many of these developments can be seen in this excellent colour series which is titled Measurement of Time and was issued in 1924. The texts give us a fascinating insight into the ways in which different civilisations approached the challenge – for example the Egyptians used the transfer of water from one container to another, regulated by an adjustable stopper, with the period between sunrise and sunset being calibrated in twelve equal parts, the hours. Clepsammia or hour-glasses measure time when find sand falls from the upper to the lower glass bulb and we are told that a sand-glass is being “used in the House of Commons to this day”. Is that still the case we wonder? This series is packed with interesting facts and pictures and is well worth your time! Cards size 68 x 38mm
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